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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wish  \Wish\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Wished};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Wishing}.]  [OE.  wischen  weschen  wuschen  AS  w?scan;  akin 
  to  D.  wenschen  G.  w["u]nschen,  Icel.  [ae]eskja,  Dan. 
  ["o]nske,  Sw  ["o]nska;  from  AS  w?sc  a  wish;  akin  to  OD  & 
  G.  wunsch  OHG.  wunsc  Icel.  ?sk,  Skr.  v[=a]?ch[=a]  a  wish, 
  v[=a]?ch  to  wish;  also  to  Skr.  van  to  like  to  wish.  ?.  See 
  {Winsome},  {Win},  v.  t.,  and  cf  {Wistful}.] 
  1.  To  have  a  desire  or  yearning;  to  long;  to  hanker. 
 
  They  cast  four  anchors  out  of  the  stern,  and  wished 
  for  the  day  --Acts  xxvii. 
  29. 
 
  This  is  as  good  an  argument  as  an  antiquary  could 
  wish  for  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Wishing  \Wish"ing\, 
  a.  &  n.  from  {Wish},  v.  t. 
 
  {Wishing  bone}.  See  {Wishbone}. 
 
  {Wishing  cap},  a  cap  fabled  to  give  one  whatever  he  wishes 
  for  when  wearing  it 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  wishing 
  n  :  a  specific  feeling  of  desire;  "he  got  his  wish";  "he  was 
  above  all  wishing  and  desire"  [syn:  {wish},  {want}] 




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